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Saturday, August 15, 2009

"An Unmade Bed" the August Moses-Botkin Challenge

"The Boys" ©2009 Vicki Ross
9x9" Oil on Canvas

I think I'm playing with some sadists! Last month a self-portrait, this month an unmade bed...what th'...? (and all my partners know I'm teasing!)

I could not come up with anything about an unmade bed that remotely sounded interesting...for me to paint or for anyone else to look at. And therein lies the value of these challenges...IT'S A CHALLENGE!

Finally went upstairs to the guest bedroom (because of the light). Messed up the bed and got set up with the camera (yeah, should be from life, but sometimes it is just not convenient to set up in a bedroom)...when lo and behold, bitty ittle BJ popped up to see what I was doing. OK, a cute painting with him was a gift from the art gods! Light was all wrong in the photos, needed to 'bracket' so the flag was visible in the window and the bedding was recognizable...

Went back up another day and did the same thing, and BJ AND Beemer (his dad) both came up on 'their' bed to watch landscapers remove a tree. Too perfect! Except for the patterned sheets...

"Asleep in the Window Seat"
Oil on Canvas, 18" x 24"
Marie Fox
"Unmade Bed", 9x12 o/c

"Expedition on an Unmade Bed"
8"x10" Oil on board
The Old Brass Bed
10x8 oil on panel
(c) 2009 Robin Cheers
"Wine Night" 
8x8 Oil on board, Michael Naples


JulieMayser said...

Loved it! Your painting has humor....


vickiandrandyrossart said...

Thanks, Jules. So glad you are able to post comments now!

Art By Erika said...

Love all your colors and your cute models!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Yup. The models made the painting! Remember when BJ was only 6 weeks old? What a cutie...

Diana Moses Botkin said...

I love your Challenge painting, Vici! These boys look so patriotic and sweet... and expectant.

vickiandrandyrossart said...

They are my painting buddies! If I haven't taken a break in a reasonable amount of time, they make me take one!